CITY that rocks with GIRLS who rock.

Market Garden Brewery and Distillery

Our 10th Anniversary all-girls getaway was in Cleveland this year. It was a wonderful weekend filled with lots of girl-time with my favorites – my Mom, 2 Aunts, 2 Cousins, SIL, and my Daughter.

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Table for 8

West Side Market

West Side Market

We explored the city together

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Inside the market

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pigs at every corner

This wasn’t my first time to the Market, so I knew what I wanted. I sipped on an iced chai while I shopped and went home with a red velvet cupcake (me), chocolate cupcake (daughter), beef jerky (the best!), 2 large pomegranates, and some raspberries.

drinks in hand

drinks in hand

Mad's favorite things

Mad’s favorite things

Every year we all bring our ‘favorite things’ to share with each other. The items can be handmade or store bought. My daughter hand drew her favorite ladies onto cardstock with a Sharpie, then mod-podged them to art canvas.

a few more favorite things …

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Plethora of high-end makeup, serums, and anti-aging creams for the taking

cute socks and chocolates

cute jogging socks and chocolates

hand embossed mugs (with inside joke)

hand embossed mugs

My favorite things

poppies

My favorite flower is the poppy, so I made everyone felt poppy pins. I used bright red felt with a simple black button sewn in the center.

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We shopped Cleveland handmade and vintage stores

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pink tree!

da kid in da candy store

kid in da candy store

I treated my daughter to the candies of her choice.

Cleveland + November = cold and windy

We huddled together from the wind while waiting to cross the street to more shops.

IMG_8961We had a formal dinner at Taza, a Lebanese restaurant near our hotel.

Lebanese food - bread, tabouli, and cilantro potatoes

warm bread, tabouli, cilantro potatoes, and an olive

Sweet Moses Soda Fountain and Treat ShopThe shop is named after Moses Cleveland, the founder of Cleveland

Sweet Moses Soda Fountain and Treat Shop
The shop is named after Moses Cleveland, the founder of Cleveland

Every year, we stop for ice cream sundaes in honor of my Grandma Lou. She was an amazing lady, and she loved her hot fudge sundaes.

The Mount Caramel

The Mount Caramel

This behemoth consists of vanilla ice cream, salted pistachios (I went with pretzels), homemade {delish} caramel sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry. *perfect*

Lovelies

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Gordon Square Neighborhood

The City preparing for Winterfest Tree lighting on Public Square

The City preparing for Winterfest Tree lighting on Public Square – yes, it was snowing!

View of Public Square from our hotel window

It was another amazing trip with my fellow femmes. Mad and I look forward to next year.

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